PATHWAY TO POWER
Meeting the Nation’s Energy Demands
Together with our business partners, TriVis provides complete
engineering and management solutions to our clients. We sustain
success for our customers, our partners, and ourselves by:
Continually striving to understand our customers
Developing and delivering competitive products and services to the
Constantly striving to “...give them more than they thought they purchased”
“Let us Guide you down the Path to Power”
The Trivis recruiting staff has over 30 years of hands on
Nuclear Operations & Maintenance
Oil & Gas
Power Generation Facilities
We know the importance and urgency
in supplying the RIGHT personnel that
will make an immediate impact towards
the success of your project.
Different Types of Power Plants
Steam Power Plants
Gas Power Plants
use fuels such as petroleum, coal, or
biomass. They are burned to heat water use fuels that are burned to
to create steam. The pressure of the create hot gases to spin the
steam spins a turbine, turning the turbine.
copper wire inside the generator.
Wind Power Plants
Plants use the wind to push
against the turbine
are steam power plants
blades, spinning the
that tap into steam
copper wires inside the
released from the earth.
generator to create an
Once used the water is
returned to the ground.
use falling (or flowing)
water to spin the turbine
Coal Plants* Fossil Fuel Power
burn coal to drive a steam
engine. burn oil to drive a
*Alabama gets 55.4% of its
electricity from coal
Nuclear Power Plants
Nuclear generators use nuclear fission to turn
water into steam. This drives the steam
turbine, which spins a generator to produce
power. A pound of highly enriched uranium
can power a nuclear submarine or nuclear
aircraft carrier and is equal to something on
the order of a million gallons of gasoline.
How to Make Nuclear Power
This energy is
fission— A nuclear
released in the
they form of heat. power plant
produce As the atom uses this
large fragments hit
amounts of produce
they also split,
h is called more heat.
Nuclear Power is…
Safe and Secure
Safety is the TOP Priority of the U.S. Nuclear
Industry. Their obligation is to take every
precaution to protect the health and safety of
their employees, the public, and the
Nuclear energy is secure*. In 2002, a 2 day national security
simulation in Washington, D.C., was conducted by the Center
for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and concluded
nuclear plants ―are probably our best defended targets,‖ with
the industry spending $1.2 billion in security since September
*The NRC holds Nuclear
Power Plants to the
standards of ANY
Nuclear energy is an environmentally clean option
to produce electricity. It produces no harmful
greenhouse gases suspected to cause global
warming, and no gases that could cause ground-
level ozone formation, smog, or acid rain.
Nuclear power already accounts for 73%
of the nation’s emission-free electricity.
Alternative renewable energy sources are
important, but can only take us so far.
Wind and solar can be unreliable and
geothermal power isn’t well-suited for all
The other major sources of emission-free
electricity provided in the U.S. are:
hydroelectric plants –6.6%
wind energy – 0.4%
solar energy –0.01%.
Affordable and Reliable
Rising energy costs is a concern
for every American. Nuclear Nuclear power has the lowest
energy is an affordable and production cost of the major
reliable economic choice for sources of electricity.
Nuclear plants are one of the
most reliable sources on the
electricity grid, and their costs
are more predictable than
many other energy sources.
Nuclear Technology improves the quality
of life for Americans: Many nations around the world
depend on nuclear energy today.
• America was one of the first countries to
realize the benefits of nuclear energy. We are
• In 2005, a total of 16 countries relied
on the cutting edge of innovation. One out of
on nuclear energy for at least 25 % of
every 3 people hospitalized derive benefits
their total electricity needs.
from nuclear procedures.
• For example, France, generated 76 %
• Nuclear technologies help to make food and
of its electricity from nuclear energy.
water safer. It holds promise as a reliable
means of producing potable water from
seawater; a process known as desalination.
Trivis staffing is technically qualified to
pave your pathway of power
We have a variety of
We can connect you with
Types of Nuclear Power Plants
Commercial nuclear power plants in the United States are either boiling
water reactors (BWR) or pressurized water reactors (PWR).
Boiling Water Reactors (BWR)
BWRs heat the water surrounding the nuclear fuel directly into
steam in the reactor vessel. Pipes carry steam directly to the
turbine, which drives the electric generator to produce electricity.
Approximately 2/3 of the 104 reactors in the United States are Pressurized
Water Reactors (PWR).
Pressurized Water Reactors (PWR)
PWRs heat the water surrounding the nuclear fuel, but keep the water under
pressure to prevent it from boiling.
The hot water is pumped from the reactor vessel to a steam generator.
There, the heat from the water is transferred to a second, separate supply of
water. This water supply boils to make steam.
The steam spins the turbine, which drives the electric generator to produce
Hatch Nuclear Plant (BWR)
Plant Hatch was Georgia’s
first Nuclear powered
electric generating plant.
Construction began in
1968. Unit 1 was
commercially operating in
1975 followed by Unit 2 in
It has supplied an average
of more than 8% of
Georgia’s total electricity
needs since it began
operating in 1975.
Plant Hatch was
the first BWR in
the United States
to receive NRC
approval for a
license. This was
done in January
2002 and will
allow them to
Plant Hatch has the capacity to
produce up to 1,848 KW of electric
Farley Nuclear Plant (PWR)
Construction began in 1970. Unit
1 achieved commercial operation
in December 1977 and Unit 2 in
The plant is powered by 2
Westinghouse Pressurized Water
Reactors (PWR) and each unit is
capable of generating 888
megawatts (MW) for a total of
Farley generates 19% of
Alabama Power’s electricity
Approximately 800 people are needed to operate Plant Farley,
twenty-four hours a day. This includes Engineers, Mechanics,
Control Room Operators, Lab Technicians, I & C Control
Technicians, Electricians, Security Officers, and many others.
approximately 400 of its
1,850 acres to
accommodate 2 reactors,
6 cooling towers, state-
of-the-art control room,
turbine building, low-
voltage and high-voltage
facilities, and a visitor
center open to tour
Vogtle Nuclear Plant (PWR)
Georgia’s second nuclear
plant planning began in
1971. Unit 1 achieved
commercial operation in
1987, followed by Unit 2
The plant’s 3,100 acre
site along the Savannah
River, became the largest
EVER in Georgia.
At the peak of construction, more than
14,000 people worked to build the 2
electric generating units at Plant Vogtle.
Plant Vogtle sends millions of Kilowatts of electricity to
destinations all across the region, providing enough
energy to power approximately 600,000 homes, and they
expect the number to increase.
Introducing the AP1000
The Newest Nuclear Plant Currently under Construction
• Fuel Handling Area
• Concrete Shield Building
• Steel Containment
• Passive Containment Cooling Water Tank
• Steam Generator
• Reactor Coolant Pumps
• Reactor Vessel
• Integrated Heat Package
10 • Main Control Room
11 • Feedwater Pumps
12 • Turbine Generators
Top 10 facts About Nuclear Energy
There are 104 commercial nuclear power plants producing 20% of all
electricity and over 70% of the emission-free electricity generated in
the United States.
The plants are located at 64 sites in 31 states.
More than 400 nuclear power plants worldwide produce 16% of
the world’s electricity, while reducing CO2 emissions by more
than 2 billion metric tons per year.
Nuclear energy supplies
electricity each year to serve 60
Nuclear energy has one of the
lowest environmental impacts of any
For example, a wind farm would
need 235 square miles to produce
the same amount of electricity as a
1,000-megawatt nuclear power plant.
Nuclear energy is by far the
nation’s largest source of
electricity that does not emit
any controlled air pollutants. It
provides 73% of the electricity
from all carbon-free
hydroelectric, wind and solar.
Nuclear power plants provide low-cost, predictable
power at stable prices, and are essential in
maintaining the reliability of the U.S. electric power
Nuclear power plants are able to produce an abundant and low cost
energy source because they use an enriched form of uranium for fuel.
The economic activity of a U.S. nuclear plant generates, on
average, around $20 million in state and local tax revenues.
You would have to live near a nuclear power plant for over
2,000 years to get the same amount of radiation exposure that
you get from a single diagnostic medical x-ray.
There are nearly 100 different nuclear medicine imaging procedures
available today. An estimated 10 to 12 million nuclear medicine imaging
and therapeutic procedures are performed each year in the United States.
Earning Potential for Nuclear Engineers
These following graphs represent the median salary range for
degreed Nuclear Engineers…
Years of Experience
Hundreds of Engineers Have Chosen the option to
Contract themselves out
Benefits of Contract work
Flexible work schedule
“Be your own boss”
Pay rate is higher
Per Diem and Travel pay
Trivis can provide Contractors:
Medical and Dental Insurance
American Public Supports Nuclear Energy
A national survey conducted by Bisconti Research Inc. in September 2008 found
a high level of support for nuclear energy among the public, with 74% saying
they favor nuclear energy as one way to generate electricity and 72% giving
high marks to the safety of nuclear energy plants.
―..As President, I will tap our natural
gas reserves, invest in clean coal
technology, and find ways to safely
harness nuclear power. . .quot;
-Sen.Barack Obama, In his acceptance speech
at Denver's Invesco Field, Thursday, August 28,
―..I favor nuclear power as one component of our overall energy mix...And
we're not going to be able to deal with the climate crisis if our only solution is
to use more fossil fuels that create global warming…‖
-Sen.Barack Obama, In the Presidential Debate at Belmont University
Tuesday,October 8, 2008
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